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Lot 10: ZENG FANZHI (CHINESE, BORN 1964) Sky No.7, 2005 oil on canvas

Est: $920,000 AUD - $1,183,000 AUDPassed
Mossgreen AuctionsSeptember 17, 2017Armadale, Australia

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Sky No.7, 2005

oil on canvas
250.5 x 170 cm

Red Mansion Foundation, London, UK, 2006

Time Difference, Initial Access, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom, 31 March - 26 July 2007
Wanderlust: An exhibition curated by Nicolai Frahm, Sotheby’s, New York, 2 November – 12 December 2012, cat. no. 13
Island, Dairy Art Centre, London, UK 11 October – 8 December 2013

Colin Gleadell, The Telegraph, Frank Cohen's contemporary collection gets set for sale Down Under, United Kingdom, 24 April 2017 (illustrated)
Charlotte Abrahams, A landmark sale of international contemporary art, Financial Times, 13 July 2017 (illustrated)

This work is referenced and will be included in the artist's forthcoming catalogue raisonné volumes 1-3, edited by Gladys Chung

Artist or Maker

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♠ Lots with this symbol may require special handling or shipping due to size or fragility. Buyers are advised to inspect the lot and contact Mossgreen Operations
Department prior to the auction to discuss shipping requirements.

Mossgreen Auctions will have local, interstate art & international freight agents
available to arrange deliveries. Quotes available on request.